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Location: upstate new york

I have been a weekend warrior carpenter for about twenty years fixing up old houses, tearing out plaster and lathe, moving doors, siding, roofing and all that stuff, self taught with whatever how to books were needed. When it was finally time to put in a new kitchen i found my excuse to visit the Grizzly outlet in Pa. and pick up some heavy iron- table saw, joiner, drill press and make my own kitchen cabinets. I decided to do some skill building projects first to get some practice. So a few projects turned out well and I am getting the urge to do more. My wife collects antiques, most of our furniture has claw feet or cabriole legs, mahogany, rosewood, cherry, heavy turnings and all that. I on the other hand am more of a craftsman style guy. What strikes me about lumberjocks is the variety of projects, the skill level, the good humor, sense of joy in what you do and in humility. Humility is good and woodworking gives me much to be humble about because it is honest. When you make a mistake it is right there staring you in the face. I have made some very expensive firewood already.

-- Stephen NYS

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 01:49 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I have found the forums to be a great place to get and give advice about woodworking and I often gain new insights from the project posts. I hope you find this site as enjoyable and useful as I do.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 02:20 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 02:27 AM

Hello Srephen Fox,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-09-2009 05:00 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 02-09-2009 05:04 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 02-09-2009 05:44 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 02-09-2009 06:48 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 02-10-2009 12:18 AM

Welcome Stephen. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 02-10-2009 11:51 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 02-11-2009 05:35 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 02-24-2009 06:50 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 02-06-2010 05:02 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#13 posted 12-02-2013 07:20 PM

Hey foxy man, glad to be your buddy

-- Dreaming patterns

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